Yes, we are in September, however, this is my first Christmas gifting post because you can never be too early with your Christmas shopping. Things often sell out pretty quickly, and if like me, you are spending the first 16 days of December in Orlando, or elsewhere, then you want your Christmas shopping done and dusted before you go. We are starting off with something extraordinary, the Clean Reserve Avant Garden Collection Hemp & Ginger Eau De Parfum.
I have featured a couple of different fragrances from Clean Reserve in the past, and I must say that the Hemp & Ginger fragrance is by far my favourite, and is right up my street. I adore anything woody and spicy, and I enjoy quite strong fragrances like Thierry Mugler's Angel and Alien, and so I just cannot get enough of the Clean Reserve Hemp & Ginger.
I asked my friend Laura to smell this fragrance, and she said it smells quite manly, which I agree that it does, but in a very unisex way. Both men and women could equally wear this fragrance. The base notes of Hemp & Ginger are made up of Oud and Saffron, with spicy middle notes of Cardamom and Sichuan Pepper, followed by top notes of Bergamot and Ginger to create a uniquely woody scent tinged with a taste of the Orient.
If you are giving this as a gift, it comes beautifully presented, and the bottle is very warming, with a wooden lid and a yellow, orange and red ombred glass bottle. You get a whopping 100ml of fragrance and as it is an eau de parfum, it is a more concentrated scent than that of an eau de toilette, therefore you need just a couple of spritzes for fragrance that lasts all day long.
Clean Reserve perfumes are vegan-friendly and gluten-free, and include responsibly sourced, sustainable ingredients. They are free from phthalates, artificial dyes and preservatives and contain eco-friendly packaging and manufacturing process. I love a brand that is very eco-aware, as it stands them in high-regard for being so mindful.
The Clean Reserve Avant Garden Collection Hemp & Ginger Eau De Parfum retails for £129.00 and you can find it in-store and online at Space NK here.
All the Loves,
*This post contains an item which was gifted to me, but all opinions are my own